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Day 3- I failed at Detoxing from Caffeine. Will have to try again someday soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009

There is no Day 3. I made it to the second day without coffee and felt so sick that I succumbed to a 1/3 of a small mug. Thank you for all of the supportive blogs. I feel like a heel for failing. Like a dependent little addict. But I'll try again soon. Maybe wean myself from this 1/3 amount.
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    Sometimes you just have to do it gradually. Most people who have a lot of caffine, and quit, usually have headaches and other symptoms. So don't give you, you've made progress it will just take time.
    3922 days ago
    A THIRD of a cup of coffee, a small one at that...sometimes weaning is the way to go. Yeah you drank some caffeine, but don't make that a fail that ends all. You did such great things and you will only get better! Keep working on it, forgive yourself! I am very proud of you! One day at a time!
    3922 days ago
    There is actually an easy way to get off caffeine. I've done it many times. I start making my coffee with more and more decaf and less and less caffeinated coffee each day. It takes about a week, but there is NO headache this way. Caffeine is one of those things that it is much better to taper off than to quit cold turkey.

    After I'm down to just decaf coffee, it is not so important to me to drink coffee and I cut back on the amount. I used to drink a whole pot of real coffee every morning and cut back to nothing over time without a headache and without feeling deprived.

    3922 days ago
  • RICH530
    Are are not a failure!! You gave it a try. First off, I don't think 1/3 of a cup of coffee is all that bad. Secondly, I think the idea of weaning yourself off is a much better approach. Getting sick like that every time you try is not worth it!! You can do anything you put your mind to.
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    3922 days ago
    You can do it. It is great that you are down to 1/3 cup. I am down from 6-8 Diet Dr Peppers to 1 a day and am working on getting to 0. But, I still have withdrawals and headaches so I am taking it slowly but will be there soon I know. Keep up the good work.
    3923 days ago
  • JLITT62
    You are only a failure if you fail to try. Just keep trying!
    3923 days ago
  • no profile photo HOKU-ALOHI
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    You are WINNING!!! You are drinking less coffee than you are used to. This is the step-by-step improvement and you are trusting the process. Good job! Eventually you will make it all the way, but seriously I know you were not thinking you'd run all the way up the mountain!

    Keep going step-by-step. Each day you are doing it!
    Never, never, never, never give up!
    Just keep can do it!
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    3923 days ago
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